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How do you copyright your personal photos on your hubs so that others can not st

  1. FreezeFrame34 profile image77
    FreezeFrame34posted 5 years ago

    How do you copyright your personal photos on your hubs so that others can not steal them?

    Is there a way to prevent people from using your personal photos without permission or should you just use photos that you don't care if anyone duplicates?

  2. FreezeFrame34 profile image77
    FreezeFrame34posted 5 years ago

    Thank you somethgblue for your information on watermarking photos. I found a free site- http://picmarkrpro.com/index.htm that will watermark your photos for free.

    And I'm also glad that you will not need to steal any of my photos since you can find better ones than I have EVER done. Unfortunately, others are not as talented as you, I guess.... since someone has already stolen pictures of my daughter and used them as their own.

    The whole reason I asked the question was because someone has used my photos and articles without asking me or given me credit. They called it their own.   

    And stealing someone's work without their permission or given them credit is plagiarism. PERIOD.

  3. bankscottage profile image96
    bankscottageposted 5 years ago

    FreezeFrame34, thanks for finding that website.  Many of my pictures would not end up in a photo magazine, but every once in awhile, my old Kodak Instamatic can capture a classic.  For the most part, I don't mind sharing my photos, but I want to decide.  If I want to share something with the world for them to use as they want, I'll post the picture on WikiCommons or whatever.  But, if I really don't want someone taking it, I'll use the watermark.  It is my photo and my choice.

  4. ChristinS profile image96
    ChristinSposted 5 years ago

    No need for some answers to be so snarky.  Yes you can put a subtle watermark on your photo, although using watermarked photos is technically against HubPages policy.  I believe that is if you are using watermarked photos that are not your own.  I have some watermarks on some of my original jpgs and have not had a problem.  I don't always do it, but for some images I want to protect them.

    As long as the watermark is subtle and it's on your own original photo you should be OK.